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Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF)

The mission of the MCN Tribal TANF Program is to strengthen American Indian and Alaskan Native Families’ ability to attain self-sufficiency by proving financial assistance, work experience opportunities, and career coaching in a consultative manner that educates, encourages and promotes self-reliance.

 

Together Advancing Native Families

Eligibility

What is TANF?

The Temporary Assistance to Needy Families (TANF) Program is established to increase a families’ ability to attain self-sufficiency by providing cash assistance on a time limited basis.  Assistance is provided to Family and Non-needy caretaker relatives provided all Program requirements are met.
A new emphasis on work and personal responsibility requires Families to engage in weekly work activities.  A total of 20 hours is required for a 1-parent household with a 2-parent required to complete 30 hours.
Non-needy caretaker relatives’ assistance is provided to c

are for a child/ children in a relative’s home.  Participation in weekly work activities is not a requirement.

Eligibility requirements

  • Verification of at least one member of the applicant family who is a citizen (enrolled) of a Federally Recognized Tribe.
  • Services all 11 counties within the Muscogee (Creek) Nation Tribal jurisdiction.
    • Only Muscogee (Creek) citizens are eligible in Tulsa, Rogers, Muskogee, Mayes, Seminole, McIntosh, & Wagoner counties
    • Enrolled citizens in any federally recognized tribe are eligible in Okmulgee, Creek, Hughes, & Okfuskee counties
  • Meet income guidelines
  • Must have dependent children in the home

MUSCOGEE(CREEK) NATION TRIBAL TANF PROGRAM REQUIRED DOCUMENTS

  • Eligibility Form: form may be completed in office during intake appointment or email to VDavis@mcn-nsn.gov
  • Self-Assessment Survey: survey concerning education level, job skills, hobbies & interests must be completed prior to Planning Visit for each applicant
  • State Certified Birth Certificates: for all household members
  • Tribal Membership: for all household members
  • Social Security Cards: for all household members
  • Guardianship, adoption or custody documentation: for each child on the grant
  • Child Support Assignment: all third party resources must be pursued for each child on the grant
  • Residence Verification: must be a current utility bill in the applicant(s) name
    • Collateral Statement: if applicant(s) does not live in a residence of his/her own, a statement from a non-relative verifying residence must be submitted with a current utility bill in the homeowners name
  • Income Verification or Other Assistance: for all household members; includes, but not limited to, employment, food stamps, social security, veteran’s benefits, per capita payments, etc.
  • Resource Verification: automobile, checking account, savings account, stocks, or bonds; if applicable
  • Car Title & Insurance Verification: must be in applicant(s) name; if applicable
  • School attendance/enrollment verification: for all school age children is required and updated throughout the year to document attendance as well as custody and residence
  • Immunizations: must be current for all children
  • Marriage License/Divorce Decree: if applicable
  • Medical Documentation/Medical Status Form: completed by applicant(s) physician regarding current medical status; if applicable
  • Valid Driver’s License: for applicant(s); if applicable

Administrative Staff

Denise Honawa Human Services Director dhonawa@mcn-nsn.gov
Mark Pendergrass Human Services Program Manager mpendergrass@mcn-nsn.gov
Amy Stone Tribal TANF Case Management Supervisor
Nicole Grogan Tribal TANF Case Management Supervisor ngrogan@mcn-nsn.gov

Tulsa Office
6711 S Yale, Suite 106
Tulsa, OK 74136
Phone: 918-549-2484
Fax: 918-298-4197
Email:

Office Hours: Monday-Friday 8AM-5PM

To inquire about the Tribal TANF Program please call:
(918) 732-7985 or Toll free: 1 (800) 482-1979 Ext. 7985 and ask to speak to an intake specialist.

Mailing address:
Attn: Tribal TANF
PO Box 580
Okmulgee, OK 74447

Okmulgee Location
Tribal TANF
PO BOX 580
300 N Mission
Okmulgee, OK 74447

Okmulgee Office- 918-732-7985
Toll Free: 1-800-482-1979
Okmulgee Fax: 918-758-1477
Email:
tanfsecretary@mcn-nsn.gov

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